We're obviously in a bit of a Francophile mood these past few days, because we've just fallen in love with another baguette-eater: photographer Stephanie Bailly.
The French born, Melbourne residing snapper has caught our proverbial eye since making the move down under. Bailly is now doing typically cool stuff like shooting the epic Jane Badler for Vice Magazine (the first image in the below gallery is from this series), and working with African immigrants to advertise Puma's latest range - by shooting the models inside Melbourne's claustrophobic council flats. The irony that their contemporaries back home may be the ones sweating over making the very sneakers that they are wearing is not lost.
And as if we couldn't love her any more, she used to be signed with Ford Models in the 90s. In other words, aside from being a brilliant photographer, she's also babe'n. This may explain why Bailly's photographs manage to capture a certain steely vulnerability in her models: she has spent equal time on both sides of the camera, and has learned to view the art from every angle.
Bailly created a book of her snaps in 2008 called 00:00 that you can buy along with her prints here. She also has an amazing blog that she regularly updates here. It's in French, and moi non parlez vous Francais, but there are plenty of pretty polaroids of possums to ponder (say that three times fast).
More at stephaniebailly.com.au